archness archness

Definition(s):

  • (n) inappropriate playfulness

Usage(s):

  1. Along with all this goes a little pleasant dialog, a little minor plotting, a great deal of patronizing archness on the part of the playwright and his actors.
  2. Though Treacher delivered his lines with true Savoyard bounce and archness, his versifying scriptwriters often let him down.
  3. But his work also contains a trace of archness, a current of condescension.
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